After suffering two concussions in 2016, Columbus Crew defender Tyson Wahl
intends to retire at the end of the 2016 MLS season, his 11th in the league.
consultation with doctors, I have decided to retire at the end of the season due to multiple concussions this year and the risk associated with continuing to play,” said Wahl, who is 32.
“I am proud to have played in this league for 11 years and wanted to thank the players, coaches and organizations that shared this journey with me.”
All-American at the University of California, played four seasons for the then-Kansas City Wizards and three for the Seattle Sounders and split the 2012 season with the Montreal Impact and Colorado
Rapids before joining the Crew in 2013.
His 25 games in 2013 were the most in his career. He has compiled 160 regular-season appearances over 11 seasons.